I Reached My Goal!

designI blogged that I hired a nutritionist to create a personal meal plan a few months ago. My focus was to reduce my BMI (Body Mass Index) based on a recent health assessment from my 9-5 job. As I shared in my December post Nutrition: The Missing Link, the foods recommended in the meal plan I already had in my kitchen! It was simply a matter of eating the right foods in combination, increasing my water intake, and exercising regularly.

During this journey, I’ve learned much about clean eating and its benefits. Clean eating is primarily about meal preparation and nutritious food choices. I’ve also experimented with some quick and easy recipes recommended by my nutritionist that accommodated my busy lifestyle.

Within three months, I lost a total of 20 pounds and 16 inches! I lost the most inches from my waist; 8 inches to be exact. I reached a few weight plateaus during the process but, increasing my water intake and exercise was a quick resolve.

Overall, this was a wonderful and much-needed experience. I decided to continue with the nutrition plan and have since exceeded my initial weight loss goal of 20 pounds! I’m so glad that I made my health a priority and sought the service of a nutritionist. My nutritionist ShLanda at Balanced By Burton was very knowledgeable and my biggest cheerleader. Her expertise was key to my success and I highly recommend her services. Click Balanced By Burton to reach ShLanda on Facebook and begin your healthy nutrition journey!

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events

 

Nutrition: The Missing Link

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In November, I started a new journey. I hired a nutritionist with hopes of maintaining my health. I recently took an extensive health assessment at my job and my only low score had been my BMI (Body Mass Index). After talking with my company nurse, we both concluded that because I exercise regularly and have good eating habits my blood work and other assessments were great!

Being 40+ and on no medications, I was pleased with my results, however my BMI still bothered me. I decided to hire a nutritionist. I had a consult with the nutritionist and in a few days she sent me my eating plan. Interesting enough, everything that was on my plan I already had in my kitchen! So, I was eating the right foods, but not the right combination of foods. I also wasn’t drinking enough water and getting proper rest.

I have been amazed at the difference these small changes have made. Not only have I lost weight, but I’ve lost inches in my chest, waist, and hips. I finally realized that nutrition was the missing link in my health plan. Shout out to my nutritionist ShLanda of Balanced By Burton. She is very knowledgeable and has been my biggest cheerleader!

To learn more about nutrition and what impact it has on weight loss you can contact ShLanda at Balanced By Burton. Nutrition could be your missing link too!

Tonya Cross – The Vine Events Visionary

 

 

 

For The Love of Men

We’re hosting “For The Love of Men” on Saturday, July 30th at 1pm EST. This event is for women who have fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and/or nephews of color. We will have a conversation about loving the men in our lives, knowing our rights, and the importance of restoring and replenishing ourselves. Visit our Facebook event link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725819641001724/. **This program is not sponsored by Rowan Public Library** #ForTheLoveOfMen #LovingOurMen #KnowingOurRights #SelfCare #TheVineEvents #TheVillage #TheTimeIsNow

Upcoming Event – Comeback Dad Screening

We’re hosting a screening of UPtv film Comeback Dad on Saturday, May 23rd at Dorsett Chapel United Church, 1280 Hollywood Drive, Spencer NC  from 4-6pm! Mark your calendars and join us. 

  

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Women’s History Month

The month of March is Women’s History Month. The Vine Events is commemorating the accomplishments of women around the globe. Visit our social media pages for daily post honoring women. 

International Women’s Day is also celebrated in March. Our very own, Tonya Cross, was featured in Donnatela Blog for International Women’s Day! To read blog in English, log on to your laptop and select English in translator drop box. Thanks Lidia Evangelista for inclusion among a list of GREAT women!

 

Photo Source: Accented Glory Website Pictured: Tonya Cross, Founder of The Vine Events and Accented Glory. 

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Upcoming Event: Story Behind The Brand

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Story Behind The Brand – Women’s Brunch and Pop-Up Boutique. Tickets can be purchased NOW on Eventbrite!
**Ticket sales end 11/12**

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March: Women’s History Month

Women's History Month 2014This month, The Vine Events is commemorating Women’s History Month. National Women’s History Project (NWHP) theme for 2014 is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”. Visit our social network pages for daily post about great women and their accomplishments. For more information about Women’s History Month and NWHP click here.

During March, we’re also hosting an online dialogue about African presence in the Bible. We’ll be discussing chapter 2 of Bishop J.W. Hood book “The Centennial of African Methodism” (click here to read). Bishop Hood was one of the founders of Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary was named after him. Both institutions are located in Salisbury, NC. Our dialogue will be on Tuesday, March 25th at 9pm EST. Visit Upcoming Events to RSVP.

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